Dialogue Poem Set 3.10: On Love
Ashen Cloak continued:
Time to come down from the stars,
The celestial seas that span the two temples,
To stop reflecting upon beauty and enchantments
And instead, to face one’s ugly reality and learn;
Time to deaden this heavy heart
That once used to sing and mystify, pulsing,
Swooning into a thousand symphonies.
It could rage the oceans into war,
And stir the dawn to wake. Continue reading
Dialogue Poem Set 3.9: On Love
Ashen Cloak replied:
A Refrain: To Complain
This makes things worse!
To think how in solitude
I have wondered high and low to try,
To try and seek her out.
And yet you here, so smug,
Relate your heart’s songs
And refuse to hear mine!
Refuse to hear mine! Continue reading
Dialogue Poem Set 3.6: On Love
Robe Turquoise replied:
The imports of your meanings are clear:
For one, love is despair;
The other who loves, loves much, sincere,
But both, I say, must yet beware:
Though I see your meanings,
The fact remains –
‘She’ is not god
So the fool’s to blame, Continue reading
Dialogue Poem Set 3.5: On Love
Ashen Cloak expanded:
What is love?
But a play within a play:
The first is full of song, hearty,
Of epic-cure an’ comedy; Continue reading
Dialogue Poem Set 3.2: On Love
Ashen Cloak spoke:
In the ever shrouding room
I stand, staring, motionless
Through the wide glass
Gazing, wonderingly at the
Awesome skies, expanding.
Swirls of atmospheric
Blue amidst blue, baffling
Tints and hues
Pound into the other as the night
Dawns the sky. Continue reading
There is a grey shadow about my neck
That stifles every which way I turn.
By Arif uz Zaman
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An Ache. Always an ache.
The terrible struggle of days and aeons
And from this trembling body I gaze aghast at my terrestial hand that shakes,
Severed, in front of my face across the space,
Almost light years away in this enclosure.
But it is real. Continue reading